Sarah Kaufman
Sarah Kaufman

Sarah is a freelance journalist and William Safire wannabe. Her weak spots are for Kendrick Lamar and weird Twitter. She has her master's in journalism from Medill and specializes in Russian language.

July 31, 2014

What Syria's Civil War Looks Like Through the Instagram of a Young Jihadist

What filter do you use for a holy war?

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July 30, 2014

They Call This Man "The Demon," And He's Believed to Have Shot Down MH17

He's right out of a Russian spy movie.
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July 28, 2014

What the U.S. Media Isn't Telling You About the Crisis in Ukraine

No, it's not all about Putin.
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July 24, 2014

What America Can Learn From Finland's Remarkable Educational Success

The Scandinavian country has some of the smartest students in the world. Why?
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July 23, 2014

5 Maps That Will Help You Understand the Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine

Why MH17 is just the latest battleground in Ukraine's ongoing crisis.
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July 22, 2014

A Childhood Story Explains What's Wrong With Putin's Strategy in Ukraine

Putin's playing a dangerous game.

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July 21, 2014

What We Lost on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

In bloody political struggles, innocent civilians always pay the highest price.
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July 17, 2014

9 Images Show Why Jose Mujica Is the President You've Always Wanted

See how the world's most humble president compares to President Obama.
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July 17, 2014

7 Big Problems the World Cup Left Behind in Brazil

The party is over, and the hangover is the worst.
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July 15, 2014

9 Images That Prove Germany Dominates More Than Just the World Cup

The country is winning in more ways than soccer.
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July 11, 2014

Militants Have Kidnapped Another Huge Group of Students — And Nobody Is Talking About It

Where's the outrage over this mass abduction?

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July 10, 2014

While America's Prisons Are Overcrowded, This Country Is Shutting Them Down

The U.S. could learn a thing or two from this nation's justice system.
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July 9, 2014

9 Photos Show a Side to Mexico That the U.S. Media Doesn't Usually Show You

It's time to get to know our neighbor to the south a little better.
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July 8, 2014

5 Beautiful Historic Shrines Destroyed Forever by Militants in Iraq

Islamic State claims that they have destroyed shrines holy to Shia Muslims in northern Iraq.
July 7, 2014
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July 2, 2014

If You're Looking for McDonald's in Crimea, This Is What You'll Find Instead

Would you like a side of geopolitics with your burger?

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June 18, 2014

The Most Productive Country in the World Isn't the One You Would Expect

And vacations have a thing or two to do with it.
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May 8, 2014

Here's How Russia Is Spinning the Crisis in Ukraine

The propaganda war is only heating up.
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April 17, 2014

Were Jews in Ukraine Really Just Asked to Register Their Identities? Here's the Real Story

Pro-Russian forces are scaring the Jewish community, and Putin's rhetoric is making it worse.
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April 8, 2014

Putin's Next Target? Far From What the Media Would Have You Believe

Is Russia really hell-bent on reforming the old Soviet Union?